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Alien Life Within 60 Light Years

Alien life within 60 light years, according the professor of astronomy at University of California, Santa Cruz, Piero Madau, who has developed a mathematical framework to help astronomers and astrobiologists find extra-terrestrial life.  Madau worked on the principle that life arises on “temperate terrestrial planets” (TTPs), i.e. planets that are the right distance from their […]

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New Telescope Will Watch Creation and Find Alien Life

These are some of the many claims made about the James Webb Space Telescope after the first images taken by the telescope were released.  When describing an image of the Carina Nebula Katie Mack, Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, wrote: “Where Hubble’s view showed us the […]

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Soaking Wet Mars

“Soaking wet” Mars excites scientists, according to BBC news, Nature Science Update and press releases from the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, 2, 5 & 18 March 2004. Rock formations at both sites currently being explored by robots on Mars appear to have the right physical structure and chemistry for being formed in wet conditions. Some […]

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Seti Not Yeti

Seti not Yeti, as scientists admit to no results still in their search for intelligent aliens, reports Richard A. Kerr, Science, vol. 303, p1133, 20 February 2004. “It was a good try, the best of its kind ever, but the Phoenix Project came up empty.’We found nothing,’ says radio astronomer Frank Drake, founder of the […]

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Life in Outer Space?

“Has the Creator God of the Bible created intelligent, morally accountable physical life elsewhere in this universe, as He did on earth?” We invited our newsletter readers to send in answers to this question. The two best answers were from Derek Iverson of Kent WA USA, and Steven Korunic of New Zealand. Derek Iverson wrote: […]

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Goldilocks Search for Life

Goldilocks search for life as new British study claims 1 in 20 stars could have planets that might support life. They have designated any region which contains such planets as the “Goldilocks” region, according to Canadian National Post, p13, April 2, 2004. Since the mid 1990’s astronomers have claimed to find 105 planets which cannot […]

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Earth-Like Planet Could Have Evolved Life

Earth-like planet could have evolved life, according to reports in BBC News, Science (AAAS) News, ScienceDaily and Nature News 24 August 2016, and Nature, 2016; doi: 10.1038/nature19106. An international team of astronomers led by Guillem Anglada-Escudé, from Queen Mary University, London, claim to have identified a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star nearest to our […]

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Vatican Says Aliens Could Exist

“Vatican says aliens could exist” as it prepares to organise a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, according to BBC News 13 May 2008.  Gabriel Funes, Director of the Vatican Observatory, suggested that God could have created intelligent life elsewhere […]

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Star Chemistry Gives Life Time to Evolve

Star chemistry gives life time to evolve, according to arxiv.org 19 July 2012 and Science Shots 26 July 2012. Scientists at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University now claim it takes 1) the right temperature for a planet to have the liquid water considered essential for life to evolve, and 2) […]

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